Supergirl: All 7 Kara Zor-El actresses ranked from worst to best

Kara Zor-El of Krypton is one of the DC Universe's best heroes, but who has played the woman behind Supergirl the best?

Supergirl -- "ItÕs a Super Life" -- Image Number: SPG513b_0194r.jpg -- Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl -- "ItÕs a Super Life" -- Image Number: SPG513b_0194r.jpg -- Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /
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Supergirl -- “Prom Night!” -- Image Number: SPG605fg_0013r.jpg -- Pictured: Izabela Vidovic as Young Kara Photo: The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

5. Izabela Vidovic

Appeared in: Supergirl (seasons 3 and 6)

From the moment that Izabela Vidovic first made her debut on Supergirl season 3 as a young Kara Zor-El, fans were stunned by how much she looks like a young Melissa Benoist. The resemblance is uncanny. What's even more uncanny, though, is how expertly Vidovic managed to successfully channel Benoist's performance.

The teenage version of Kara Danvers has gone through her own emotional journey and we saw that play out over a number of flashback and time-travel episodes. She too was weighed down by her traumatic past and scared of what the future might hold for her as a Kryptonian being, and Vidovic portrayed this every bit as well as Benoist did with the adult Kara. The grief, the loss, and the fear of her secret being discovered; it all troubled her constantly, and Vidovic's performance was outstanding.

She also captured the other quality that Supergirl's version of Kara is known for: How endearing she was. It was genuinely like you were watching the season 1 version of the character all over again; the young star understood the assignment and nailed all of the intricacies of the character that Benoist had originated throughout the first season. She was warm and kind-hearted, but also a little socially awkward; all of which masked the pain she still felt deep within.